Story of the Weeping Camel, The

Story of the Weeping Camel – Mongolia/Germany – 2004 – Drama.     “A beautiful little film that hovers somewhere between eye-popping documentary and warm-hearted fable.”-Fresno Bee.   “A beautiful and delicate reminder of the myriad ways in which life is lived on this huge planet of ours.”-Miami Herald.   Springtime in the Gobi Desert.  A family of… Continue reading Story of the Weeping Camel, The

Rashomon

Rashomon – Japan – 1950 – Drama.  “Innovative, experimental and brilliantly constructed, Rashomon is one of world cinema’s truly great works, questioning the notions of truth and morality with its multiple perspective, a film that put Kurosawa and Japanese cinema on the international map.”-Emanuel Levy.    The murder of a man and the rape of… Continue reading Rashomon

Ugetsu

Ugetsu – Japan – 1953 – Drama.  Both Roger Ebert and Martin Scorsese have written that Ugetsu is one of the “greatest of all films.”  Presented in a manner as eerie as it is heartbreaking, this film is a gorgeous supernatural fable about the folly of men with dreams larger than their abilities and their… Continue reading Ugetsu

Shower

Shower – China – 2000 – Comedy/drama.  The New York Times called it “A sweet but serious comedy. Uplifting and witty.”  When successful businessman Da Ming is summoned by his younger brother to come home to his father’s old-style bath house in Beijing, he can’t wait to return to his fast-paced modern life.  But time… Continue reading Shower